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Research Project: Urban Landscape Integrated Pest Management

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory

Title: Virus taxonomy finds its roots

item GORBALENYA, ALEXANDER - Leiden University Medical Center
item KRUPOVIC, MART - Institut Pasteur - France
item MUSHEGIAN, ARCADY - National Science Foundation (NSF)
item KROPINSKI, ANDREW - University Of Guelph
item SIDDELL, STUART - University Of Bristol
item VARSANI, ARVIND - Arizona State University
item ADAMS, MICHAEL - International Committee On Taxonomy Of Viruses
item DAVISON, ANDREW - University Of Glasgow
item DUTILH, BAS - Utrecht University
item HARRACH, BALAZS - Hungarian Academy Of Sciences
item Harrison, Robert - Bob
item JUNGLEN, SANDRA - Institute Of Virology - Charité – Universitätsmedizin
item KING, ANDREW - The Pirbright Institute
item KNOWLES, NICK - The Pirbright Institute
item LEFKOWITZ, ELLIOT - University Of Alabama At Birmingham
item NIBERT, MAX - Harvard Medical School
item RUBINO, LUISA - Istituto Di Protezione Sostenibile Delle Piante
item SABANADZOVIC, SAID - Mississippi State University
item SANFACON, HELENE - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item SIMMONDS, PETER - University Of Oxford
item WALKER, PETER - University Of Queensland
item ZERBINI, MURILO - Universidade Federal De Viçosa
item KUHN, JENS - Nih, National Institutes Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases

Submitted to: Nature Microbiology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/11/2020
Publication Date: 5/1/2020
Citation: Gorbalenya, A.E., Krupovic, M., Mushegian, A.R., Kropinski, A., Siddell, S.G., Varsani, A., Adams, M.J., Davison, A.J., Dutilh, B.E., Harrach, B., Harrison, R.L., Junglen, S., King, A.M., Knowles, N.J., Lefkowitz, E.J., Nibert, M., Rubino, L., Sabanadzovic, S., Sanfacon, H., Simmonds, P., Walker, P.J., Zerbini, M.F., Kuhn, J.H. 2020. Virus taxonomy finds its roots. Nature Microbiology . 5:668-674.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Virus taxonomy emerged as a discipline in the middle of the 20th century. Traditionally, the task of virus taxonomists has been focused on the grouping of closely-related viruses. However, during the past few years, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) has recognized that virus taxonomy should be extended to include the basal evolutionary relationships among distantly-related viruses. Consequently, the ICTV has introduced a fifteen-rank classification hierarchy that closely aligns with the Linnaean taxonomic system and accommodates the entire spectrum of genetic divergence in the virosphere. This new viral taxonomic hierarchy will promote crosstalk with the taxonomies of cellular organisms and stimulate further research on virus macroevolution.